If you are fascinated by language, have a sense of humor, and live in the five boroughs, give me a jingle. I’m hoping to organize an etymology group with amicable and fun-loving word geeks who wish to explore this crazy little thing called the English language. Email me for details.
For a moment I thought you meant entomologist amateurs, and I was thinking New York – how appropriate!
If you feel the need for any professional guidance, I recommend my old etymology teacher John Costello.
Do you know Grant over at Double-Tongued Word Wrester? He may be interested.